Here’s a cool tool that I stumbled upon. It’s called ZYB (quite uninformative name, but typical web 2.0 lingo I guess). It’s a free backup service for your mobile phone. Quite impressive what you can do on that site — back up contacts, etc. and actually it’s a bit strange that they even can get the backup to work over the mobile’s GPRS connection. I’ve used it for a month now and I’m impressed that it’s even possible to make a backup of your mobile that way. I don’t know how they do it or why it hasn’t been done before!
[Since this review was published, ZYB became Vodafone 360, which -- as of May 2010 -- no longer appears to be in service. If you have another free mobile phone backup service or solution, please leave word in the comments below or via the submit page.-- SL]